Stylish Sophistication: Taylor's Bedroom Remodel

Cue the sigh of relief!

We are beyond excited to be finally completed with the amazing remodel of Taylor’s bedroom! After years of scrunching up on an old twin-size bed and watching turquoise paint turn green, she was ready to revamp her room and reflect a more mature style as sophisticated as she is.

The first upgrade was painting the walls, for which we chose the light blue “Swimming” shade by Sherwin Williams. “Swimming” can be used for interior and exterior purposes—it is light, yet dark enough to bring the right hint of color.

Some of the furniture we already had included the “Hemnes” dresser, “Linnmon/Adlis” table desk, and the “Ekby Tony” shelves, all from IKEA. Each piece was finished in high gloss white paint, giving the room a very clean, sleek, and organized feel. The “Ekby Tony” shelves were cut in half for accessibility purposes close to the desk.

While we were able to keep the above furniture, larger changes still had to be made. We swapped out the twin-size bed with a queen-size Simmons Beautyrest mattress and frame from Mattress Firm, and draped it with LivingQuarters sheets from Carson’s and a Better Homes and Gardens “Jeweled Damask Bedding” quilt from Walmart. The sunrise spiraled headboard was borrowed from our grandmother and painted in white by Benjamin Moore.

Using the same Benjamin Moore palette, we also refurbished an old four-shelf bookcase as well as a rare Lexington “Cottage Haven” nightstand. Both pieces were found at Jubilee Furniture in Carol Stream, Illinois and were in great shape upon purchase—the small touch-ups only further elevated them to excellent condition!

Now for the fun part: accessorizing! We were lucky to discover all sorts of amazing finds in the most unusual places, which brings us to an important tip: Do NOT leave a potential store out during your own search. You NEVER know what you’re going to stumble upon!

For Taylor’s large assortment of perfumes, we found an adorable rectangular silver tray at HomeGoods. The tray has a mirrored surface and displays a geometrical floral pattern around the perimeter. A bonus to this particular tray is that it has sticky grips on the bottom so it won’t scratch or slide around.

Next, Sue picked up two vintage lamps and shades from the Salvation Army. The lamps feature a large cylinder glass base with reflective lines as well as brass finishes on the top and bottom. The ivory Threshold lampshades were a perfect match for the antique lighting—it was only after we put everything together when we found the charming paisley print underneath!

And last—but certainly not least!—we placed a round woven wicker mirror from Goodwill over the center of the dresser, parallel to the two lamps. Unfortunately, we don’t know the designer of this unique item, but we’ve found a very similar one on etsy.com that we’re sure you’ll love just as much! Because the rest of the furniture is painted either white or ivory, the natural brown frame pops against the light colors in the room.

We hope you enjoy these looks as much as we do! Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.

Showcasing a bedroom redesign with new furniture, paint, and indoor décor.


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